Dr. S. Sivaram holds a MSc. degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a PhD and DSc (h.c) from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He was a Research Associate at the Institute of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA. He is a scientist of distinction and has held leadership roles in R&D, in both, industry (Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, Vadodara) and academia (CSIR – National Chemical laboratory, Pune). Dr. Sivaram has over forty years of experience in research in polymer synthesis (cationic, anionic, GTP, Ziegler Natta, free radical and step growth polymerizations), high performance polymers, and surface chemistry of polymers, porous polymers, and biodegradable polymers, polymers from renewable resources, organic-inorganic hybrids and structure-property relationship in polymers.
He has received wide recognition for his scientific contributions with several awards and honors. He is an elected Fellow of all the learned academies of science and engineering in India as well as the World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). The President of India honoured him with “Padma Shri” in 2006 for his outstanding contributions to the field of science, technology and institution building. He has authored over two hundred and twenty peer reviewed scientific publications, authored/edited three books and is cited as an inventor in forty nine US / European patents and fifty two Indian patents. He serves on the Editorial Board of several national and International journals in chemistry and polymer science. He is associated with many companies in India as a member of their Scientific Advisory Boards as well as Corporate Boards